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Area (ha): 2
Persons: 12
Category: Other
Host ID: 22790
Country: Croatia

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Last Updated: May 23, 2016

Our main objective is to provide eco-education for children, youth and adults in methods of living in harmony with nature. We hold numerous workshops at the centre for visitors interested in learning more about permaculture, connecting with nature and themselves. In the summertime our workshops are spiced up with musical performances by everyone! We also host other organizations who enjoy using our centre for their own workshops. Our vision for the future is to create an eco-village where everyone has their own private house and space while also sharing the space with others, creating a warm community atmosphere.

For food you are self responsible.We work 4 hours a day. In the garden we need help with basic maintenance of flower beds and vegetable gardens; in the forest there are small trees that need to cleared away so the bigger trees can grow. In season, you can help cultivate our lavender farm and plant new trees. We are in the middle of constructing a larger rain-water catchment pond which will require digging and laying of foundation. We have two eco-buildings on site: straw bale, wood, stone and glass bottle construction, that we are renovating.
There are chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, and cats that need to be cared for. When it's break time, enjoy a walk through the forest or to the nearby Sea Coast!
Energy is provided by solar and wind power; toilets are outdoor, compost toilets.
Spoken languages: Italian, Croatian, Slowenian, English, German, Spanish

olunteer Guidance Questions – Here are some questions we would like you to consider before acceptance of volunteer status. We are hopeful they will assist you in making a productive choice for you as well as us. Please take time to reflect and understand that you should answer them all positively. In regard to our environment here, if you answer 'no' to any of these questions below, this may not be a suitable place nor arrangement for you.

1 – Do you like having animals around you­?

2 – Is respecting nature one of the utmost important values to you?

3 – Are you able to arrange your own arrival and departure to and from EIA?

4 – Are you willing to get your hands dirty and go some days without having a hot shower

(this will depend on the sun)

5 – Can you bring and prepare your own food?

6 – Are you able to be self sufficient and self directed during your stay and initiate projects

without constant guidance?

7 – Can you spend your time here without dependency on drugs and alcohol?

8 – Are you prepared to camp during your stay?

9 – Can you get up early (8am) to begin the day's activities and respect the hours we keep for

quiet times?

10- Are you comfortable spending time here alone as well as with many people?

11- Are you conservative with water use when water is a limited resource?

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